Anne will take the time to connect with your animal in a quiet and comfortable area and she considers the whole pet, taking into account emotional, environmental, genetic and physical factors to support your pet’s own ability to heal itself and live more comfortably. Please feel free to contact Anne with any questions you may have about pet massage and how it can help with your animal's specific needs.
This includes a thorough assessment of your animal's health history, goals and expectations, and a 30 minute introductory massage session. Initial evaluations may include gait and conformation analysis and/or recording of vital signs.
Tailored for more advanced bodywork, multiple areas of concern, or serious pampering.
Payment is due when services are rendered. Accepted forms of payment: Cash, Check, Zelle or PayPal
Session length can range anywhere from 10 minutes to 90 minutes. The pet's comfort level and receptiveness to the massage objective will influence the length of the session. Each session is designed and tailored around your dog or cat's individual needs.
Typically, an average session is 30 to 45 minutes which is perfect for maintenance massage or focus on a specific concern. Bodywork focused only on a specific body system such as circulatory massage can take 30-45 minutes and manual lymphatic drainage can take upwards to 90 minutes. Please be aware that it may take 2-3 sessions to see noticeable results, especially when an issue has been building up over a long period of time.
Animals use body language to communicate not only with each other but with their humans as well. Having learned how to interpret an animal’s body language allows Anne to approach an animal in a non-threatening way and always work within their comfort level. Every animal will have their own opinion about participation. Massage should always be a positive experience and at no time will a massage be "forced" onto your animal.
You will receive $30 off your next pet massage session for every referral that successfully books an appointment. They just need to mention you referred them! It’s that easy!
Please note that massage is not a replacement for veterinary care. Massage Practitioners cannot diagnose or treat illness or lameness and are unable to provide a prognosis or guarantee a cure. Please contact your veterinarian if you have medical needs or concerns about the health of your pet.
Massage is not advised in some cases. Those instances may include animals with fever, certain heart conditions, an active infection or an animal receiving chemotherapy treatment. Massage may be further contraindicated if the animal is suffering from an advanced condition of the immune system or lymphatic system.
Anne operates out of north King and south Snohomish county, typically within 15 miles of zip code 98072.
There may be an additional mileage fee if the distance is too great between us. Please inquire.
A certified animal massage practitioner is an individual who provides external manipulation or pressure of soft tissues by use of the hands, body, or device designed and limited to providing massage. Animal massage may include techniques such as stroking, percussions, compressions, friction, Swedish gymnastics or movements, gliding, kneading, range of motion or stretching, and fascial or connective tissue stretching, with or without the aid of superficial heat, cold, water, lubricants, or salts.
A certified animal massage practitioner may not diagnose, prognose, or treat diseases, deformities, defects, wounds, or injuries of animals; attempt to adjust or manipulate any articulations of the animal's body or spine or mobilization of these articulations by the use of a thrusting force; perform acupuncture involving the use of needles; or perform mechanical therapies that are restricted to the field of veterinary medicine.
A certified animal massage practitioner may provide animal massage solely for purposes of the animal's well-being.